The holidays went by so quickly this year. I love everything about Thanksgiving on. I love Christmas music, decorations, getting Christmas cards, shopping on Black Friday, cheesy Christmas movies, etc. It wasn't until a couple weeks before Christmas this year, that I finally started listening to Christmas music and getting in the spirit. Such a bummer, all that wasted time.
I've been writing in my head for a week straight. My head has been all over the place. It's a funny thing...my head is almost like a loose thread sometimes. It takes the tiniest of things, and then I will watch everything pertaining to it, unravel in my head, the way a loose thread will take down a sweater. Yay me. There are too many distractions this morning, though, so I'm not able to get things out. Overall, things are good, though. Mom is here visiting, Caleb turned 13 on Wednesday! He had a slumber party last night, and the boys are still here having a great time.
I had held steady on my weight until Monday morning. I've crammed lots of salads in with choices I wouldn't make, if not for the holidays. I was happy with staying where I was. This has been a really tough week, with Mom here, though. She is such a wonderful cook. Even though I haven't been as bad as I normally would....I weighed myself this morning and I'm up 3 fucking pounds... Mom is here through New Years, so I'm going to have to start making better choices in there. The positive is I've finally had a couple of 10k+ days, after hurting my back this last time. After I'm done writing, I'll make a smoothie, even though I really want one of Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls. 3 pounds is a lot to recover from. I'm disappointed in myself, but I know how it happened. Hopefully you have been making better choices than me.
If you know me, you know my love for George Michael. I would be remiss not to mention his passing. Oh, how I had a crush on that man. I had posters of him all over my room. I replayed his tapes, then CD's over and over. He still makes frequent appearances on my mixed CD's. I was in denial for a long time over his sexuality, refusing to believe even a friend who was his bartender in Hawaii and told me he was gay. Totally refused to believe her. I don't remember this, but Mom told me about telling me that she heard that he was bi-sexual (trying to limit the blow), and I snapped, "He's gay mom. He's gay!" Haha...dramatic much? One of my favorite memories, is just so simple. Amy and I were vacationing in Denver and we were back at the hotel after a long day. I had started a playlist on her laptop and it just played in the background while we chatted. We decided it was time to turn it off and get some sleep. She got up, and A Different Corner began to play. She laid back down and we sang the song all the way through. How can you not love lyrics like, "I don't understand it, for you it's a breeze. Little by little you brought me to my knees....And if all that there is, is this fear of being used. I should go back to being lonely and confused. If I could, I would, I swear...." The power of George :) So, I'll leave you with the song, which is one of my favorites by him, but I love so many.
Enjoy your day off!